Removing excess Printer Drivers

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Are all of these folders containing drivers I can delete or do some contain other files I should not delete? BTW, I have the Lexmark X73 printer, so I would keep that folder.
     

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  2. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    Deleting these folders won't gain you much territory. Drivers are very small.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Always going to use that X73? I think not. It would be more of a pain to re-install them than the tiny amount of storage would be worth.

    There have to be much bigger, much more useless things to delete.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    wut about languages
     
  5. sjshaw macrumors regular

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    Using DeLocalizer will save you quite a bit of space.
     
  6. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    My printers driver folder was in excess of 1.3 gigs before I deleted it. This was from a fresh OS X install btw. The folder doesn't just contain drivers, but also print utlities, scanner applications, etc. It's completely safe to delete everything in that folder however. I just kept around drivers for my personal printer at home.
     
  7. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK.. so it is safe, but is it wise? What would happen when I get a new printer? Could I just download a driver off of the manufacturer's site and be ready to go?
     
  8. superwoman macrumors regular

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    Well, if you're unsure, back them up onto a CD or DVD first.
     
  9. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Excellent idea! I never even thought of that! I will surely do that and then delete the drivers :)
     
  10. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Printer drivers take a huge amount!!

    I think you need to go through OS X's install and see what a difference it makes. When I re-install OS, I ALWAYS make a custome install - I get rid of languages, printers and other crap I don't need. If you find you need a GB or more freed up, save ur work externally and clean re-install OS X.

    Cancel ALL extra crap on the install - not afterwards, if you have a proper 'Mac compatible' printer, install the driver with the enclosed CD.

    FireArse
     
  11. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are any of these folders in the attachment in the thread starter necessary for printing? Or do I just need my Lexmark X73 folder? (that is the printer I use)
     
  12. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I uncheck "enable disk use" after I transfer the files, what will happen to the files next time I update my iPod?
     

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